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The hoverboard is now real and it may save us in an earthquake

Always wanted a hoverboard like the one Marty McFly rode in "Back to the Future II"? All you need is $10,000. That's the cost of the Hendo hoverboard, which uses magnetic technology to create a frictionless, floating ride. But the technology could also be used during natural disasters. CNET's Stephen Beach and Kara Tsuboi show us how it works.

By October 21, 2014

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10 gadgets that grabbed the most Kickstarter bucks (pictures)

From crazy coolers to virtual-reality headsets, we gather up 10 tech gadgets that were launched with the help of millions pledged by crowdfunders.

10 Images By October 24, 2014

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Cool inventions that make 'Star Wars' seem real (pictures)

The world of "Star Wars" is crossing over from sci-fi to our modern-day world as technology that once required movie magic has inspired real inventions. Let's start with those cool holograms.

7 Images By October 24, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,568: Oculus XXX, smart street corners, the wrath of Comic Sans continues (podcast)

On today's show we'll discuss Chicago's planned "smart corners" project, gasp at a Comic Sans typewriter, wonder why speedometers list illegal speeds and usher in the future of porn with Oculus Rift.

By October 20, 2014

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Taking a spin on a real-life hoverboard

Inventor Greg Henderson shows off the Hendo hoverboard, which uses "magnetic field architecture" to levitate people and objects. Hover engine developer kits are now available on Kickstarter for creatives to float just about anything. Crave's Stephen Beacham gives the futuristic ride a go.

By October 21, 2014

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DUI suspect accuses cop of nabbing nude photos from her iPhone

A California woman claims a Highway Patrolman saw personal images on her iPhone and sent them to his own personal cell phone. Court records reportedly say the officer called the practice "a game."

By October 25, 2014

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I am Marty McFly: My week in 'Back to the Future II' shoes

The future is now as Crave writer Amanda Kooser dons a glowing pair of Air Mag replica shoes and wears them everywhere for a week.

By October 25, 2014

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Apple Pay sees problems as users get charged twice

Bank of America apologizes for a glitch that's causing duplicate Apple Pay charges. Also, Google creates a new app for organizing email, and Google users can give their accounts extra protection with USB security keys.

By October 22, 2014

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Facebook Rooms joins the anonymous-chat wave

A new app from Facebook puts a twist on anonymous messaging, Apple stores still see long lines for iPhones, and Target takes on Amazon by offering free shipping.

By October 23, 2014

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Twitter workers love the company's culture and values

The social network is No. 1 on Glassdoor's "Top 25 Companies for Culture and Values." Not far behind are Google, Facebook, and Apple.

By August 22, 2014